Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Obama Style

President Obama and Michelle Obama have made a most unprecedented decorating decision to date. They've decided to pay for the decorating of the White House private residence and the Oval Office themselves! They'll forego the $100,000 budget of public funds set aside to redecorate their quarters. Nor are they accepting gifts for the project either.
When Mr. Obama promised change...he really meant it. At a time when everyday Americans are loosing jobs and homes at an accelerated rate they're sending a much appreciated message.
I just hope those who have responsibility for corporate treasuries, pension funds, and boards of directors get it... It's a new day. Greed and self indulgence are out. Integrity and prudence are in. The pendulum had swung too far and now it's correcting itself. I've always believed good leadership leads by example, it seeks to elevate... and in our new first family the example on how leadership should respond toward the public trust is more than a breath of fresh air... in spite of the economy and the slow down in my decorating business... I'm breathing a little better.



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hear-Hear! Cheers to you and thanks for this post! :)

DesignTies said...

That is definitely refreshing news :-) I'm not American, but I was cheering for Barack Obama right from the start. He doesn't have an easy job ahead of him, but I think he's going to make some good changes. And what better place to start than by decorating the White House?! ;-)

I'm looking forward to seeing what Michael Smith does.... and President Obama too, of course!! :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies

Maria Killam said...

Wow, he really is amazing! I hadn't heard that yet! Thanks for posting such a great image!

Carol Ann said...

I somehow expect nothing less, a real class act...real great couple from what I have seen on TV.
The US is lucky to have them, and I think most of them know it...

Cote de Texas said...

I just love the two of them. I think they were stunningly gorgeous on that European tour - everyone looked so boring next to them - esp. the Queen! Love him, love her!!!!

Joni

Red River Interiors: said...

Yep Joni:
...I like you,are in love with the first family...thy represented us well overseas...Fay

esper_d said...

oh wow, I'm very proud :)
thanks for sharing